True Greatness Is Given, Not Taken
Jun 16, 2017
The more self-consciously you strive to achieve relative greatness, the less truly great you will become.
Lay Aside the Weight of Perfection
Jun 9, 2017
Until you lay aside the awful weight of perfectionism, you will be too consumed with yourself to really love someone else.
Is Your Pain the Root of Porn Use?
Jun 6, 2017
What role does emotional pain play in our sexual sin? It makes us more vulnerable to our own sinful pride.
Always ‘Be’ Before You ‘Do’
Jun 2, 2017
Satan offers us a false gospel of “Do. Have. Be.” and sells it as the path to true happiness. Choose instead to “Be. Do. Have.”
The Real Root of Sexual Sin
May 26, 2017
Our most powerful weapon in the fight against sexual temptation is not better accountability, but profound humility.
Love the One You’re With
May 22, 2017
The messes in our churches draw out the impossible love that advances our mission more than anything else.
Love Yourself Less
May 12, 2017
The world is lost in their search for love because they have sought it everywhere but in God. If you want to truly love, learn to love yourself less.
You Become What You Eat
May 9, 2017
Our hearts either live on promises from God, or slowly die on promises from somewhere else.
What the Bible Really Says About Love
May 5, 2017
Jesus’s famous command not to judge is one of the most misused passages in the whole Bible. How do we restore judgment to an act of love?
Lord, Search My Heart
Breaking the Power of Canceled Sin
May 2, 2017
The Spirit exposes us in order to break the power of canceled sin and set us increasingly free to walk humbly with God.
How to Be a Miserable Comforter
Two Ways We Fail the Hurting
Apr 28, 2017
When caring for the hurting, we should be slow to speak, slow to diagnose, quick to listen, and ready to wait.
God Plans for the Unexpected and Inconvenient
Apr 25, 2017
God plans unexpected needs to arise at inconvenient times in our lives to invite us to trust and depend on him.
When It’s Hard to Believe
Help Along the Lonely Road of Doubt
Apr 21, 2017
Be patient and gracious with the skeptics in your life. Jesus knows best how and when to reveal himself to each of us.
Look, the World Has Gone After Him
Prelude to Palm Sunday
Apr 9, 2017
Palm Sunday was a celebration of a resurrection. But it was only a prophetic shadow to a resurrection we still celebrate two thousand years later.
Lay Aside the Weight of Passivity
Apr 7, 2017
If we expect peace, we will resent having to fight. If we expect rest, we will resent having to endure. If we expect leisure, we will resent having to work hard.
You Do Not Need to Understand Everything Now
Admiring What Science Cannot Explain
Mar 31, 2017
God does not enable us to understand everything perfectly or completely now, not so that we will doubt him, but so that we will worship.
Five Marks of a Servant Leader
Mar 28, 2017
Many of the leaders in our churches are not wolves, but imperfect servants striving to be faithful. Here are five qualities to look for in your leaders.
Drowning in a Drop of Water
The Big God in Small Things
Mar 24, 2017
If we look close enough at the smallest things in the universe, like a drop of water, they will show us more of all that God is capable of doing for us.
The Devil Knows How to Discourage You
Mar 17, 2017
Satan’s strategies are sophisticated, but his goal is simple: to discourage Christians. But God has given us a counterintuitive antidote.
Strive to Rest
If Grace Is Free, Why Must We Work?
Mar 14, 2017
Only the gospel of Jesus says, “Salvation is the gift of God, not a result of works,” and “Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”
Lay Aside the Weight of Discouragement
Mar 10, 2017
Discouragement is a species of fear. It can make us feel stuck. But Jesus purchased our freedom from depression’s weight, and we can defeat it in him.
Lord, Free Me from the Fear of Death
Mar 7, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, free me from the fear of dying. Teach my heart to believe that death is gain.
Lord, Prepare Me to End Well
Feb 28, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase my love for you and trust in you, so that I receive every decrease in personal influence with joyful faith.
The Key to Spiritual Breakthrough
Feb 24, 2017
We will only persevere in prayer when we realize what we are up against. Do not lose heart or give up until God grants the breakthrough you seek.